Front End Developer London

This is a new, permanent role in our London office.

We’re creating an ambitious open street data platform in collaboration with the Department for Transport.

This platform is set to revolutionise the way highways authorities and utilities organisations work together and will provide live data to improve congestion and enable greater transparency over street and road works. cxpartners has been appointed to deliver this programme as part of a consortium in a major new programme.

We are therefore looking for an ambitious Front End Developer to take part in the execution of the programme.

In time, we’ll also want you to spearhead the development of cxpartners’ technical team in our London office, helping to deepen our technical offering across all client accounts, getting involved in new business and pitching, and helping us understand how best to grow our technical skills and offering in our London team. At cxpartners, we use React.js and Node.js for our core technology stack so an awareness and understanding of these will be useful.

Our ambition is to:

  • Define a beautifully formed ecosystem of services that create value between highways authorities and organisations that have a need to use streets
  • Design new service journey flows that enable people to seamlessly and efficiently administer street works
  • Craft a simple and robust UI layer that stands the test of industrial use, and time

The project is in beta, but this particular work stream is an extension to the alpha phase.

In particular, you’ll:

  • Be working within the service design team of this GDS project
  • Be working closely with researchers and designers to produce HTML prototypes to be tested with end users.
  • Be working with the wider Government community to develop new patterns and components for the GOV.UK Design System.

Your personal qualities and experience:

You will be competent in using HTML5, CSS3/Sass, JQuery and Express, and have experience using Gulp or other build tools.

Experience of working in an agile, cross-functional team environment.

You’ll have more than two years’ work experience in a digital industry.

You’ll have strong experience of collaborating in a cross-functional team with designers and researchers.

You’ll have a good understanding of interaction design best practice, and experience of prototyping with the GDS frontend toolkit.

You’ll take a pragmatic approach to coding prototypes, and will understand on which parts of the prototype to focus. At cxpartners, we are pragmatic, not dogmatic, in our approach, and very much outcome-driven. Often our work breaks new ground, and we innovate to achieve those outcomes. We’d like you to be the kind of person who is able to help us do that.

You’ll have good consultative skills, and be able to work well with clients, for example in taking part in workshops and interviews.

You’ll have great communication skills (verbal and written), the ability to listen, and to articulate complex ideas clearly.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK.

About us

We’re a great place to work – you’ll love the environment, the people and the way the company looks after its staff. You’ll also get: a great package with 25 days holiday, benefits including a smartphone, a cash-back healthcare scheme, a pension plan to which we’ll contribute, a MacBook and other kit as needed.

cxpartners are committed to training and run an extensive training programme which will support both your individual needs and our business ambitions.

If you’d like to apply, please email danielle.sullivan@cxpartners.co.uk with a brief CV and portfolio.

No agencies, please.